Windows 10 allows you the flexibility to run Linux commands in Windows 10. For doing that, you need to have the Linux Bash Shell enabled in Windows 10. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can enable Linux Bash Shell in Windows 10.

How to use Linux Bash Shell in Windows 10

In order to enable Linux Bash Shell in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:

Open Windows Settings

Click on the Update and Security tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

In the Update and Security Settings window, click on the For Developers tab as highlighted in the image shown below:

For Developers

Now click on the radio button corresponding to the field saying Developer Mode under the Use Developer Features section as highlighted in the following image:

Developer Mode

Type control panel in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new control panel window. The newly opened Control Panel window is shown in the image below:

Windows Control Panel

Now click on the Programs tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Click on the Programs and Features tab as highlighted in the following image:

Programs and Features

In the Programs and Features window, click on the link saying, “Turn Windows features on or off” as highlighted in the image shown below:

Turn Windows features on or off

As soon as you will click on it, the Windows Features window will appear on your screen as shown in the following image:

Windows Features

Now check the checkbox corresponding to the field saying Windows Subsystem for Linux and then click on the OK button in order to save your settings as highlighted in the image shown above.

As soon as you will click on it, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Just click on the Restart Now button as highlighted in the image shown below:

Windows Subsystem for Linux

Once your computer system is restarted, type bash in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the bash window. The newly opened Bash window is shown in the following image:

Bash Shell in Windows

Type “y” and press the enter key in order to continue.

As soon as you will press this, your Linux Bash Shell will start downloading as shown in the image below:

Linux Bash Shell

You will be asked to create a user name and password as highlighted in the image shown above. Now you will be able to use the Linux Bash Shell in Windows 10.

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily enable the Linux Bash Shell in Windows 10 and hence run the native Linux commands even without having the Linux operating system installed on your computer system.

How to Enable Linux Bash Shell in Windows 10
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